Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Pirate Week: Wanted Pirate Poster!

Ahoy, mateys! In case you missed yesterday's live art class, here you go! We had so much fun making Wanted Pirate Posters. Here's what you'll need:
And here's the video so you can create your very own Wanted Pirate Poster!
In case you need more ideas on how to draw your pirate or if you'd like a Pirate Coloring Sheet, be sure and visit here.
 If you need a little help coming up with your pirate name, I created these two What's Your Pirate Name?! sheets just for you!
 And if you wish to join today, Tuesday, March 31st at 11am CT, here's what you'll need:
I go LIVE on my Facebook page and my Instagram. All videos go to my YouTube channel later in the day so be sure to subscribe to see! 

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Pirate Week!

I hope you Pirates are as excited as I am about Pirate Week! We are going into our third week of themed home-based creating and I am loving it! In case you missed, we've done Robot Week and Zany Scientist Week. All of those videos you can now catch on my YouTube channel. More are added all the time so I would encourage you to subscribe! 

Once again, we are keeping the supplies simple. Most days we are just using household items. So that you can scavenge around for them like a true pirate, I'm including the list of supplies for each day this week! 

When I go LIVE, I do so on Facebook and Instagram. You can find me there, each weekday at 11am CT. 

If you know of ANYONE who would like to join, please know that this is absolutely free. Anyone is able to be apart of the creatin' fun. Art teachers, feel free to add this to your list of creative activities your students can do at home. Our kids are currently left with a lot of time on their hands. Let's fill their days with a bit of normalcy and FUN! Thank you SO MUCH for continuing to get the word out, it means the world to me and our creative kiddos. 
On Monday, we'll be drawing Wanted Pirate Posters! To get those creative juices flowing, I created not one but TWO coloring sheets! You can find them here and here

Just for fun, I created these What's Your Pirate Name sheets. You can use these any ole time but we'll definitely be taking a look at them on Monday! Of course, coming up with your own name is most of the fun!

Tuesday's activity is going to be all about recycling as we use a toilet paper tube and a cereal box as our main creating source!
Last week, making our own clay was a HUGE hit! If you want to make your clay in advance or find out more, just hop over here! 
The most fun in making your own treasure map is making it look old when you are finished. For that you can use a cup of coffee or tea. I used my cold cup of morning coffee and it worked great. 

I love making puppets, they are so much fun. And this one is a simple puppet that can actually be transformed into so many things. We'll be making a Crocodile Puppet with ours!

And here's the daily lineup! I hope to see you there. 

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Zany Scientists! Making Your Own Clay!

Can you believe that Zany Scientist Week is over!? Not to worry if you missed a single day because I'll be sharing all of our art AND science projects right here! Let's start with yesterday's installment where we made our very own clay and then created with it!
Then on Thursday, we created our own beakers and made a Magic Potion which was my favorite experiment we did all week! 
On Wednesday, we created a drawing that exploded before our very eyes! That was so fun. We also did Floating Chalk Prints!
Tuesday we created our very own Thinking Caps before venturing into our experiment:
And on Monday we did Bubble Printing and drew Scientist Selfies!
If you missed ANY of our adventures during Robot Week, you can see them all right here. You might want to subscribe so you don't miss a single episode! 

Next week, our theme is Pirates!! I'm so excited. I'll be sharing with you the list of supplies needed by tomorrow. You can catch me LIVE every weekday at 11am right here on Facebook or here on Instagram!
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Friday, March 27, 2020

Zany Scientists! Creating a Lab and Making a Magic Potion!

Wowee! Did you join yesterday's Zany Scientist session? Well, it was so fun. I have to say, the science experiment was my favorite one yet! You can grab these supplies:
And then you can follow along and create with me right here:
Today is our very last Zany Scientist day! Can you believe it, the week has flown by! You can create your very own clay with me by gathering up these supplies:
Not sure where to join me LIVE? You can do so on my Facebook or my Instagram. Or you can catch the videos later on my YouTube channel. Be sure and subscribe so you don't miss a single one! 

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Zany Scientists! Exploding Beakers and Floating Chalk Prints!

Yesterday we did one of my favorite art projects so far: Exploding Beakers! We followed that up with a fun science experiment of making floating chalk prints. In case you missed the fun, no worries, here's the video:
In case you need a list of supplies, here you go:

 If you want to join the fun today, you can do so here on Facebook or here on Instagram. Be sure and subscribe here on YouTube so you can keep up with all of our Zany Scientist happenings! You can also catch all of the Robot Week videos there too! 

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Zany Scientists! Thinking Caps and a Color Mixing Experiment!

Hey, friends! In case you missed yesterday's Art and Science lesson during our Zany Scientist Week, don't you worry! You can find it now right here:
To follow along with the video, here are the supplies you'll need:
If you want to join the fun today, here's a list of the supplies you'll need:
I'm really excited about today's art lesson...it's going to be explosive! And if you don't have the supplies to follow along with the science experiment, don't worry. You can always watch and then try it yourself later on. 

If you want to find me, be sure and follow me here on Instagram, here on Facebook and subscribe here so you don't miss any Art Class with Cassie!
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Zany Scientists! Scientist Selfie and Bubble Prints!

 What a fun turnout we had yesterday for Zany Scientists Week! In case you missed it, I'm doing a LIVE art and science class every day this week! You can join the live class two ways: my Facebook or my Instagram. And, if you miss any of the live art classes, not to worry as they all get posted to my YouTube channel! I have a ton of art makin' videos there and upload new ones often so you might want to subscribe. If you missed any of Robot Week, you can find all of the videos there!  
Watch here!
Here is the short list of supplies needed to follow along with this art and science activity. And if you'd like to join the fun today, here's what you'll need: 

Hope to see you there! 
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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Zany Scientist Week! A Combination of Art AND Science Class!

 Well, hello, y'all! I had so much fun creating robots with you during Robot Week (all videos from last week are now up and able for you to view on my YouTube channel!) that I'm excited to share the theme for this week: Zany Scientists!
If you notice, I even decided to step it up a notch by combining art AND science. That's right, every day, I'll go LIVE on my Facebook and my Instagram and share with you both an art project and a science experiment! Because I know we are all trying to conserve the materials we have, you can either join in on the experiment or simply watch. Because the videos will be archived on my YouTube channel, you can always travel back in time and rewatch the fun. 
 Again, I'm using simple supplies that I hope you can find around the home. But, if not, know that you can swap out supplies with whatever you have on hand. No paper? How about newspaper or old magazines? No glue? What about a glue stick? Art making is all about thinking outside the box which is exactly what we'll be doing this week!

 Because some of our experiments are a little messy, look around your house for a cookie sheet or some sort of tray with a lip to it. This will help to contain any mess you make. Also, consider doing this portion of the art making outside! It's good to get a little fresh air and keep them mess at bay.

 The best part about creating is having fun. All of these projects were created with fun in mind. Don't worry about being perfect because there is no such thing! Just focus on the fun, y'all!

 We'll end our week with some clay that you can use over and again! This should keep you busy and creating until next the following week. 

Mark your calendars, y'all! And I hope to see you there. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this FREE coloring sheet! 
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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Toilet Paper Tube Crafts!

Today I thought I'd share some of my favorite lessons and projects created with the lowly toilet paper tube! I'll share the link to each of these projects so you can learn more details so be sure and click if you have more questions. If it's one thing we all probably have plenty of right now...it's TP tubes! 
I did this project with my...FIRST GRADERS, y'all! And they knocked it out in just two thirty minute art classes. Here's the video:
I'm guessing most of you don't have plaster strips at home. I know I don't! An easy papier mache recipe would be just a mixture of flour and water. Dip strips of torn newspaper into the mixture and use that as your plaster. The mixture should have a paste-like consistency. No measurements required!
Did you know you can make a castle with toilet paper tubes? My fourth graders created these beauties one year and loved it! All the lesson details here. 
What the world needs now is LOVE LOVE LOVE! You can create all kinds of prints with a toilet paper tube but printing hearts is probably my favorite. You can learn more about it here as well as some fun guided drawing projects! 

I have these hanging in my art room and my kids love them. I added a little spot of velcro to the backs of the crayons so they could be removed and shared with my students.
Last year we had an INSANE Pirate Art Show (like, it was the coolest thing ever, I'm not even gonna try to be humble about it. The kids ROCKED it). One of the projects we did was make pirate ships with toilet paper tube sails. Kids could create the ships with air dry, homemade or even modeling clay! A straw and tubes were added for the sails. Here's more of our art show
Want a seriously simple TP craft? Well, check this one out:
I also did this project with my students and it was a hit! Here's the demo video:
 This was apart of a collection of handmade art supplies from our art show a couple of years ago. Here's a tour:

I hope that gives you some fun ideas for creating with TP tubes! Have fun, y'all!

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